Mon Yuck Yu

40 Under 40 Class of 2021

Brooklyn, New York

Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff

Academy of Medical & Public Health Services
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I witnessed firsthand the health care challenges that immigrants face every day: we were denied health care benefits, were refused hospital interpretation and fell into debt. Seeing how immigrant families like mine were isolated from the health care system, I became determined to spend my career dismantling immigrant barriers.
Three words to describe me:
compassion, advocate, listener
The best part of my job:
the ability to work on a grassroots level to assess community needs, hear community member stories, and see the direct impact that I am making.
Something that would surprise others about me:
I am a polyglot fluent in four languages -- English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Spanish -- and albeit, still conversational, in the process of learning Arabic and Tagalog.